Daniel Campbell (Dr)

M, #1103, b. 8 March 1820
Father*Edward Raymond Campbell (Dr) (1790-1850) b. 23 Feb 1790, d. 30 Sep 1850
Mother*Clarissa Chamberlain b. 5 Feb 1788, d. 7 Nov 1867
ChartsJohn Campbell (Rev) (Immigrant 1717)
Birth*8 March 1820 Daniel Campbell (Dr) was born on 8 March 1820 at Westminster, Windham Co., Vermont. 
Note  History of Westminster pg 43 says he graduated from VT Medical College, Woodstock and from Berkshire Medical College, Pittsfield MA in 1842. He practiced in Westminster West for 10 years then moved to Saxtons River both Windham Co VT
     There is info on his family in History of Rockingham VT (SLC-476935) pgs 613-615. 
(Witness) Source1 November 1845 He witnessed the SourceRecord says: Family of Edward R. Campbell and Clarrissa his wife. Recd for record Nov 1st, 1845 and lists children with their birth dates. of Edward Raymond Campbell (Dr) (1790-1850) on 1 November 1845 at Westminster, Windham Co., Vermont.1 
Source1891 Source: Daniel Campbell MD was born in Westminster, March 8, 1820. His father was Edward R Campbell. The family are directly descended from the house of Argyle in Scotland. Daniel is a relative of Dr John Campbell of Putney and Dr Alexander Campbell of Rockingham. (snip & abstract rest)) He left Pittsfield and came to Westminster, where he married Julia A Hall, daughter of Capt Edward Hall. 8 children, some listed. (In Rockingham section of book) in 1891.2 
(Witness) Occupation Daniel Campbell (Dr) was associated with John Campbell (Rev) (Immigrant 1717)      For nearly one hundred years there was a Dr Campbell practicing medicine in Putney. Other doctor members of this family were prominent and famous physicians elsewhere in the state. The first of the Putney doctors was Dr John Campbell who came from Oxford MA and was in practice here by 1786. He was born in 1754, married Martha Stevens of Oxford and died in 1820. At his death his home place was deeded to David Crawford and later became the property of Mrs Caddie Fuller who lives there now. When Dr Campbell came to Putney, the famous Dr Josiah Goodhue was the town's physician and the two practiced amicably until 1803 when Dr Goodhue moved to Chester VT. Dr Campbell remained the leading practitioner in town for 34 years. Following Dr John was his brother Dr Alexander Campbell who was fifteen years younger. The third was Alexander's son born in 1793 who practiced in Putney for 53 years. He died in 1866 after a long and respected life among the people in Putney. His home was at the head of Kimball Hill, the place now owned by Omar Buxton.
     A third brother of John and Alexander was Thomas, a Revolutionary soldier who died here in 1844. The father of these three brothers was Duncan Campbell who lived in Putney for some years but later was in Oxford MA, until he died in 1795. Duncan was the son of Rev John Campbell (1690-1761) who was a minister in Oxford from 1721 to the time of his death. Duncan had a brother, Capt William Campbell, who was a selectman of Putney in 1787, but later moved to Castleton VT. He had been captain of an Oxford company in the Revolution before coming to Putney to live. Another brother, Rev Archibald Campbell, preached in Putney occasionally. A third brother, Alexander, was a distinguished physician who remained in Oxford. This Dr Campbell had two sons who became doctors and came to Vermont to practice. One was Dr Alexander of Rockingham, and the other Dr Edward R (known locally as "Dr Ned") was famous in Westminster. It is interesting to note that the last of the Campbell doctors was a grandson of "Dr Ned". He was Dr Daniel Campbell who was born in Westminster and practiced for ten years in Westminster West and later in Saxton's River.3 


Last Edited6 Sep 1999


  1. [S105] Copy of Original Book of Vital Records from Westminster VT, My Evd # 105.
  2. [S72] Vermont Historical Gazetteer Vol V the Towns of Windham County, Abby Maria Hemenway, Mrs Carrie Page: Brandon VT, 1891, SLC 974.3 H2v Vol 5 second section, pg 505, My Evd # 72.
  3. [S101] People of Putney 1753-1953, Fortnightly Club of Putney VT, , 1953, 13-14, SLC 974.39/P1 H2f film 896628, My Evd # 101.